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Fuel from diamonds?

Futuristic fuels could replace our current supplies, recycling what the latter?s combustion produces most: carbon dioxide. And synthetic diamond exposed to light may hold the key.

Posted: Oct 25th, 2017

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When humidity benefits batteries

According to new research, the performance of silicon-based electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by up to ten times by using a maturation process.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2017

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Electronic entropy enhances water splitting

Scientists have discovered that cerium's electronic entropy, which is created when an electron transitions among various states within an electron shell, is the underlying reason for its success. This finding could help researchers better exploit cerium's entropy for water-splitting technologies.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2017

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Bioplastics: use and misuse

The prefix 'bio' for plastics doesn?t mean that they are all easily degradable. Confusion over words often means people don't recycle their waste properly.

Posted: Oct 18th, 2017

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Solar energy supports industrial processes

Whether it's drying, cleaning or pre-heating: There is a large number of heating processes used in the industrial and commercial sector which can be supported with solar thermal energy.

Posted: Oct 18th, 2017

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Biodegradable electronics

Electronic devices that are completely broken down in a biological environment after a pre-defined operating life open up novel applications as well as ways for reducing their ecological footprint.

Posted: Oct 13th, 2017

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